The 2014 AIA|LA Emerging Professional Series Site Planning & Design :: ARE Workshop
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harley Ellis Devereaux, 601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA, 90017

The 2014 AIA|LA Emerging Professional Series

Site Planning & Design :: ARE Workshop
Presenters: Speakers TBD (options below)

Date: June 18, 2014 (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Please note new location:
Harley Ellis Devereaux | "Advancing Your Design"
601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500 | Los Angeles, CA, 90017

AIA Associate Members = free
non-members = $25.00 

Site Planning & Design :: ARE Workshop

This workshop will cover the Site Planning & Design Division of the Architectural Registration Exam. We will review and assess the site for the impact of human behavior, historic precedent, and design theory in the selection of systems, materials, and methods on site design and construction.  We will also evaluate site and environmental conditions by assessing and applying systems, materials, and construction methods, incorporating principles of sustainability, and assessing design impact on human behavior.  

The workshop will cover the incorporation of building codes, specialty codes, zoning and other regulatory requirements for inclusion in site design and construction.  We will review and consider the influence design decisions have on the election of systems, materials, and methods incorporated in site design and construction.  We will also cover how to assess and administer site design, including construction sequencing, scheduling, cost, and risk management.

Learning Objectives:
1. Site Design & Design Principles
2. Environmental Issues
3. Codes & Regulations
4. Materials & Technology
5. Project & Practice Management

John Dale, FAIA, LEED AP

Bharat P. Patel, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Speaker Bios:

Bharat P. Patel, PE, CEM, LEED AP | Senior Vice President Engineering, Harley Ellis Devereaux

Bharat Patel has over 30 years' experience in Design and Construction in sustainable development focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and building systems. He is past chair of the US Green Building Council  LA chapter and past USGBC faculty. He is a registered engineer in numerous states. He has worked on building projects in Europe, Asia and America and has worked with a number of world renowned architects - some of whom include: Sir Norman Foster, Sir Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano.  His unique experience allows him to examine and provide unique solutions that balance competing concerns in design such as energy, environmental sensitivities, security and costs.

He is also an adjunct professor at UCLA for 18 years where he teaches building systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development. Patel is past community advisory board of Union Bank of California where he advises the bank on environmental green businesses.  He was also instrumental in collaborating with the Europeans in attaining the first BREEAM green building certification in America.

Patel is a principle/senior vice president, engineering at Harley Ellis Devereaux, past senior vice president at HOK, vice president at AECOM and URS.

John R. Dale, FAIA, LEED AP | Principal | K-12 Leader, Harley Ellis Devereaux

John Dale has built a career around the creation of a wide variety of high performance learning environments that are catalysts for community involvement and student achievement. In stark contrast to the proponents of the ‘factory’ model that has dominated the pre-K-12 education environment throughout North America for the past half century, Dale has been a passionate leader in the creation of unique, context based solutions that place emphasis on carefully scaled small learning environments as standalone neighborhood schools or the building blocks of larger comprehensive facilities. These projects link the idea of high performance settings with sustainable design practices and many of his projects are notable benchmarks in the evolution of the green school movement. The result is a body of work that has made a major contribution to the practice of pre-K to pre-college school design, providing illuminating examples that support community advocacy, professional development and design education.

John is the National Pre-K-12 Studio Leader for Harley Ellis Devereux, serves as President of the Board for the A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum in Los Angeles and is on the Advisory Group for the Committee on Architecture for Education of the American Institute of Architects. He was honored as a Fellow of the AIA in 2008